Access time

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope

TimeAccess time is total time it takes a computer to make a request for data, and then that request to be met. A good analogy is the time between you ordering a pizza and it being delivered. Access time pertains to many devices including memory, hard drive, CD-ROM or other mechanisms. Computer access time is commonly measured in nanoseconds or milliseconds and the lower the time the, better.

Hardware terms, Latency, RPM, Seek time, Time